A large range of differentiated worksheets for lower, middle and higher abilities to explore and learn about 2D and 3D shapes, including naming the shapes, exploring the basic properties of shapes, matching 2D shapes by their descriptions and matching 3D shapes to real life pictures. 2D bingo- good for matching, social skills, speech and language. Suitable for all abilities as differentiation is included in the resources.
*2D and 3D basic shape properties:
4 sheets (includes a blank one that can be adapted for other shapes).
Lower abilities: Recognising the names of Triangle, Square, Circle and Rectangle, then counting the number of straight and curved sides.
Middle abilities: The same as above, but there is also a second worksheet for them with a Diamond, Hexagon, Oval and Pentagon.
Higher abilities: 1 sheet with 3D shapes- Cuboid, Cylinder, Sphere and Pyramid.
There is a blank sheet included so that you can add your own shapes or get the children to take photos around the classroom or look in magazines and cut and stick their own shapes, then write the number of straight and curved sides.
*2D shapes, their properties and matching descriptions:
This includes 2 worksheets and a matching activity (needs cutting out and laminating to be used over and over again- includes 6 shapes, descriptions and names that need to be matched together). Adapt for lower or higher abilities.
Lower abilities- the first worksheets just has 4 shapes: Triangle, Rectangle, Circle and Square. The children need to match the shape name with the description, then match to the correct shape image.
Middle and Higher abilities- the second worksheet contains 6 shapes: Pentagon, Rectangle, Triangle, Square, Circle and Hexagon.
*3D shape matching:
Includes 4 pages (2 worksheets and 2 pages of 3D images).
This is aimed at middle and higher abilities.
The children need to identify the shapes that are Pyramid or Sphere, then Cuboid or Cylinder, then cut them out and glue them in the correct area.
Extension: the children should be encouraged to look around the classroom and identify objects of these shapes, recording them on their sheets. They could also look through magazines or go online to find matching 3D images.
*2D shape bingo- shape pictures and names:
Good for recognising, matching, and naming the basic 2D shapes.
2D shape bingo- 4 bingo cards for lower abilities (square, rectangle, triangle and circle.
4 bingo cards for middle/higher abilities (square, rectangle, triangle, circle, pentagon and hexagon).
Shapes to cover the called shapes for lower and middle abilities.
Names of the shapes for higher abilities to cover the called shapes.